June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020

Moffitt plans new $400 million hospital in Tampa

Business Observer – June 19

Moffitt Cancer Center, as part of a multiyear master plan, is moving ahead with a $300 million-plus hospital near its existing healthcare centers on and around the University of South Florida campus, in Tampa.

 

Moffitt Cancer Center New Hospital

WTSP – June 19

Moffitt Cancer Center broke ground on a new 400 million dollar inpatient surgical hospital expansion that will help raise capacity by sixty five percent and offer more procedures over the next 10 years.

 

Hammes Company Healthcare celebrates groundbreaking of Moffitt Cancer Center hospital expansion

PR Web – June 19

Hammes Company Healthcare, a leading provider of consulting and project delivery services to the healthcare industry, was honored to participate in the June 16th groundbreaking ceremony for the Moffitt Cancer Center hospital expansion in Tampa, Florida.

 

Moffitt Cancer Center breaks ground on a $400 million hospital in Tampa

Tampa Bay Times – June 18

The news comes somewhat unexpectedly. Moffitt leaders said earlier this year that construction was dependent on funding from the Legislature, which never materialized.

 

Doctors Debate: Is Chemoimmunotherapy or Small Molecule Inhibition Most Optimal for Frontline Treatment of CLL?

Targeted Oncology – June 18

Among the panel was Julio C. Chavez, MD, MS, associate member in the Lymphoma Section of the Department of Malignant Hematology at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

 

Building genetic diversity into cancer research

Fred Hutch – June 18

After validation and testing, the GECCO team will work with research partners at Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida to create a culturally appropriate, web-based risk communication tool — i.e., a precision prevention app of sorts — to disseminate information to patients and their health care providers.

 

Moffitt Cancer Center makes progress on CEO search, narrows down candidate pool (PDF attached)

Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 17

Moffitt Cancer Center making headway on its search for its next CEO after the previous leader resigned due to findings from an investigation.

 

Moffitt Cancer Center Breaks Ground on New Hospital

Bay News 9 – June 17

 

11 hospital, health system projects costing $300M or more

Becker’s Hospital Review - June 17

Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center will begin construction of its 10-story, $400 million hospital in July.

 

Cancer Center breaks ground on new $400M facility

Florida Business Observer – June 17

Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa has broken ground on a new $400 million, 10-story, 498,000-square-foot inpatient surgical hospital at its McKinley Drive campus. 

 

Florida coronavirus: How many ICU beds are available in Tampa Bay?

WFLA – June 17

“Yes, and that’s the big question that nobody has data,” Dr. John Greene, the chief of infectious diseases at Moffitt Cancer Center said. “Now, if we really get into a crisis mode, the recovery rooms, for example, where people recover after operating, those are quickly converted to ICU beds with ventilators.”

 

Moffitt Breaks Ground on New Hospital

WFLA – June 17

Moffitt Cancer Center just broke ground on a new million hospital here in Tampa that's a big deal.

 

CPX-351 produces long-term remission in older patients with AML

Healio – June 17

“CPX-351 is a dual-drug liposomal encapsulation of both cytarabine and daunorubicin in a synergistic 5-to-1 molar ratio and it has been approved by the FDA and the European Medicines Agency for the treatment of adults with newly diagnosed therapy-related AML or AML with MDS-related changes,” Jeffrey E. Lancet, MD, of the Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, said during his ASCO presentation.

 

Charles Lieber Pleads Not Guilty

Genome Web – June 17

Some 54 researchers have been fired or resigned in the wake of National Institutes of Health inquiries, as Science reported last week. Researchers, for instance, have left MD Anderson Cancer Center, Emory University, and the Moffitt Cancer Center for failing to disclose outside funding.

 

Moffitt Cancer Center breaks ground on $400M hospital project (Renderings)

Tampa Bay Business Journal – June 16

Moffitt leaders geared up in masks to toss the ceremonial dirt on campus and mark the start of construction on a new hospital.

 

Moffitt starts construction on new hospital

St. Pete Catalyst - June 16

Moffitt Cancer Center broke ground Tuesday on a new inpatient surgical hospital on its McKinley campus. The 34-year-old hospital on the Magnolia campus, on the grounds of University of South Florida in Tampa, has outgrown its space and soon won’t be able to meet the demand to treat more cancer patients, a news release said.

 

Moffitt Cancer Center Encouraging African-Americans to Enroll in Clinical Trials

Bay News 9 – June 17

With Covid-19 revealing some of the alarming health disparities in the African American communities when it comes to deadly diseases, Moffitt Cancer Center’s Vice President of diversity, Public Relations & Strategic Communications. Dr. B. Lee Green, Ph.D said now is the time to figure out solutions.

 

11 hospital, health system projects costing $300M or more

Becker’s Hospital Review - June 17

Tampa, Fla.-based Moffitt Cancer Center will begin construction of its 10-story, $400 million hospital in July.

 

Transarterial Chemoperfusion Studied for Treating Mesothelioma

Endovascular Today – June 14                                           

Bela Kis, MD, an interventional radiologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, is the Principal Investigator on the study.

 

Moffitt Cancer Center Officials Plea for Minority Communities to Join Clinical Trials

Bay News 9 - June 16

Moffitt Cancer Center is making a plea to minority communities, specifically the African American community, to take part in clinical trials for cancer treatments.

 

Moffitt Cancer Center VP Talks Personal Encounters With Racism

Bay News 9 - June 16

Dr. B. Lee Green, Ph.D and vice-president of Moffitt Diversity, Public Relations and Strategic Communications, recently joined that group. In a widely circulated Facebook video, he spoke about his own encounters with racism.

 

Yes, Black People Can Get Skin Cancer — It Happened to Me at 22

In Style – June 16

I enlisted the help of friends in medical school and called numerous dermatologists for treatment options. In the end, I chose a melanoma specialist at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

 

Tampa-based Morphogenesis seeks skin cancer patients for new clinical trials

83 Degrees – June 16

Moffitt Cancer Center will again serve as a testing site to kick-off the Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) trials. Moffitt has remained open during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

On the ground in North Tampa: What more is needed?

83 Degrees – June 16

Fabian has lived, worked, and volunteered in the University Area of north Tampa for 20 years, where he and his wife Sonja, who works at Moffitt Cancer Center, raised their children and have seen the investments and subsequent changes over the years driven largely by the University Area CDC.

 

Novel treatment for mesothelioma shows promise for patients

PR Newswire – June 15

MPM is a devastating cancer of the membranes surrounding the lungs and it is very difficult to treat," said Bela Kis, MD, PhD, the principal investigator on the study and an interventional radiologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. 

 

Chemoperfusion Treatment for Mesothelioma: Chemo Without the Side Effects?

Surviving Mesothelioma – June 15

The study comes from the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Researchers ran a three-year study on transarterial chemoperfusion treatment for mesothelioma. 

 

Dual-Targeting CAR T Cells Offers Hope to DLBCL Patients

Medscape – June 15

Dr Michael Jain, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, USA, told Medscape News UK that the researchers being able to manufacture the CAR T cell for all patients is "important".

 

Dozens of Researchers Ensnared

GenomeWeb – June 15

These inquiries have led some researchers to resign or to be fired, including researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Emory University, and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

 

Adaptive therapy based on Darwin's evolutionary principles could help fight cancer

Medical Xpress – June 15

This research, published in Cancer Research, is a collaboration between Newton and a team including Jeffrey West, Jingsong Zhang, Robert A. Gatenby, Joel S. Brown and Alexander R.A. Anderson in the Integrative Mathematical Oncology Department at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, where Newton's former Ph.D. student, West, is a post-doc.

 

The Cancer Health 25: Change Makers

Cancer Health – June 15

Patricia has held senior-level positions at the Moffitt Cancer Center and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, where she oversaw operations with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of care for cancer patients.

 

ASCO 2020 Highlights for Sunday

Obroncology – June 14

“Notable, observed responses tended to deepen over time,” said study presenter Amod Sarnaik, MD, Moffitt Cancer Center. 

 

How Does Cardiotoxicity Present Itself in Patients With Cancer?

AJMC – June 12

And lastly, we would like to outline a multidisciplinary approach between cardiologists and oncologists to manage cardio-oncology patients using recommendations and optimizing survivorship outcomes,” noted Roohi Ismail-Khan, MD, MSc, medical oncologist and co-director of the cardio-oncology program H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

 

Dr. Talati on Real-World Data With Venetoclax Combinations in AML

Onclive – June 13

Chetasi Talati, MD, hematologic oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, assistant member, Moffitt Cancer Center in the Department of Malignant Hematology, discusses the ongoing safety analysis of venetoclax (Venclexta)-based combinations in patients with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia.

 

Novel treatment for mesothelioma shows promise for patients.

 Brink Wire – June 15

“MPM is a devastating cancer of the pleura, the membranes surrounding the lungs, that is very difficult to treat,” said Bela Kis, MD, Ph.D., the principal investigator on the study and an interventional radiologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

 

State sees record spike in cases 2 days in a row

WFLA – June 12

Dr. Greene is the Chief of Infectious Diseases at Moffitt. He’s been tracking multiple indicators to understand why Florida’s cases are soaring in recent days.

 

Protests continue Friday ahead of an expected busy weekend

Tampa Bay Times – June 12

Kimberley Charles, a social worker at the nearby Moffitt Cancer Center said she’s been following the protests but this is her first time participating in one. 

 

Top duo leaves Savills to start their own firm

Florida Business Observer – June 12

The O’Neils each have more than three decades of experience in the Tampa area commercial real estate business, representing clients such as Stonegate Mortgage, Feld Entertainment, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, TECO, law firm de la Parte & Gilbert and others.

 

Sherrel Sampson Shares Her Innovative Approach to Scalp Care for Natural Hair

Naturally Curly - June 12

One of our proudest brand achievements is our thriving partnership with Moffitt Cancer Center.

 

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